Cake Decorating

Ref: C2338045

Students will use a variety of icing methods to produce finished celebration cakes. Techniques will include modelling, making a variety of flowers, bas relief, lace work and using moulds to create decorations.

Course aim

To use a variety of methods and materials to produce a finished, decorated cake.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • Prior basic skills in cake decorating are advisable to get the maximum from this course.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Ice a cake using royal icing as a basis.
  • Ice a cake using sugar paste as a basis
  • Produce a range of flowers.
  • Pipe a variety of design on cup cakes using buttercream.
  • Model animals and figures for cake toppers.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Materials and equipment will be required. This will be discussed at the first class. Total cost should be about £60.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

Download full course outline

Cake Decorating Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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